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    Re: Chroma 4x5 camera - review

    Hi Steve,

    Current events meant that I only just saw your reply above. I shall be investigating your updated site in some detail :)

    Neil
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    Re: Chroma 4x5 camera - review

    For further context: I wandered around Chester today - a place I've not been to for thirty years, and a day of sunshine and storm showers. Hopefully I'll have something stuck to the film when I get...
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    Re: Adox CHS100II Yay or Nay?

    AG Photographic in the UK has Adox CHS II 4x5 at 38 for 25 sheets; 5x7 at 63 for 25 sheets. They have FP4+ at 40 and 70 for the same sizes and quantities. But Fomapan 4x5 is 33 for fifty...
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    Re: Adox CHS100II Yay or Nay?

    I started using it some years back largely because it was a lot cheaper than FP4 - which I was using because PAN-F became unavailable. In the UK it's now at price parity with FP4, so perhaps it's...
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    Re: Chroma 4x5 camera - review

    Some closeups of the sliding tabs, and of the film holder in place:

    201158 201159 201160

    So - what do I like?

    The price. This is an amazing camera for the cost. I don't know how Steve does...
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    Re: Chroma 4x5 camera - review

    With the standards vertical, the remaining thing to do is to position the lens offset. There are two large thumbscrews which provide slide fore and aft, twist, and sideways movement. There are handy...
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    Chroma 4x5 camera - review

    As you may have seen elsewhere, I've just received one of Steve Lloyd's new Chroma 4x5 and a comment was made that a review would be appreciated: so here it is.

    First things first - I like it. For...
  8. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    Agreed. I sit there, see a door with a nice shadow on it, and it *never* works when I develop the neg.

    The palisade, though I really like. I just can't let a row of columns go :)

    Neil
  9. Thread: Aircraft

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    Re: Aircraft

    I paid a visit to the de Havilland Museum at Hatfield (just north of London, for those in the UK) with a new Chroma yesterday, to see how things went. It's always fun with a new camera - these are...
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    Re: Swapping the pinhole with a lens

    As TC said - you need to be sure of the focus and it's not necessarily the distance from the iris to the film. Focus with a ground glass for your hyperfocal distance, then measure from the ground...
  11. Re: Check Your Ground Glass ~ Film Holders for Registration! Simple, Important and F

    Found this timely; I've just done similar but with a surface flat, offset depth gauge, and a distance piece. As shown in the OPs image, you're trying to measure the depth from the seating plane to...
  12. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Isn't mail from out-of-country locations bulk x-rayed once it arrives in the country? Any number of 'border guard' TV programmes seem to suggest that this is the case.

    If so, there would be little...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    With a lens - Rodenstock-Sironar F5.6 150mm being what I had to hand - 2100g. Not heavy at all, though my home-made wooden camera, sans lens, is 1200g. I hate to think what the MPP Micro Press...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    It's been a while, but here's a new toy: A Chroma 4x5. I may make some minor changes once I've played with it a bit, but at first look, a rather fine job by Steve.

    Apologies for the crappy mobile...
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    Re: Anyone using a MPP camera?

    Just to be different, I use an MPP Press - basically the same animal but with the rangefinder bolted on top and a focal plane shutter. The front standard is locknuts only, and tilts backwards to...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Damnit, Yuriy, you've got an excellent venue there - lovely shots!

    Neil
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Ah, yes, thanks. I come that way over from the Quirang.

    Neil
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    Re: April Portraits

    Guess I'm not the only one who thought 'Eeeee, giant hogweed!', nasty stuff indeed. Hopefully if the stuff's as dead and dried as that looks, the model will be OK, but stay well clear if it's fresh...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Where was the location, Karl? Looks like it might be between Portree and Struan, off the hill road?

    Neil (whose parents have lived on Skye for forty years)
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    Re: 4x5 diy view camera rack/pinion question

    On my sapele camera, the slide is between wooden surfaces; the nylon gear is used *only* to provide for and aft focussing movement.

    The pinion gears have a short shaft, and I drilled through that...
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    Re: Astrophotography and Chamonix 45N-1

    Don't tracking alt/az mounts cause the image to rotate, over long exposures? They point at the right bit of sky, but that pesky earth will insist on spinning on its axis.

    Neil
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    Re: Practice shot with Cholla Part II

    I like the UFO explanation better :p

    Neil
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    Re: Practice shot with Cholla Part II

    I like that - though I'm curious about the UFO tracks in the top right corner...

    Neil
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Very nice, Tuco.

    Neil
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    An interesting halo effect around the two red flowers in the background - something going on with chromatic distortion, focussing differently perhaps?

    Neil
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    Just seen this - interested, but don't as yet know if I'm available that weekend. An MOT may get in the way first...

    Neil
  27. Thread: Adox Film

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    Re: Adox Film

    @G Bemain: unfortunately I can't be in *any* way precise; I tend to be very much a stick my thumb in the air and guess type and I certainly haven't done any formal measurements.

    I'm trying - and...
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    Re: Speed Graphic inaccurate focus

    A thought - does it suffer from the same issue as my MPP? The ground glass is at 5.08mm, but the Fidelity film holders put the emulsion at the current standard 4.80mm. The ground glass is positioned...
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    Re: Adox Film

    I'm fond of the CHS 100 type II - I like the ortho look. I also like that it will work with long exposures so I can photograph gloomy interiors.

    Neil
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    Re: When did selenium toning become popular?

    Speculating here: was the presence of significant amounts of atmospheric sulphur (and the various oxides thereof) from burning coal for everything in the late 19th century and early 20th significant...
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    Re: March Portraits

    Apropos of nothing at all - that image reminds me of the way my grandfather - nearly sixty years ago - used to make his black and white TV 'colour' using a coloured cel blue at the top and green at...
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    Re: March Portraits

    Yuriy,

    Aaah, *that's* what was missing from the still life. Lovely.

    Neil
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    Re: still life 2018

    Loving that, Yuriy!

    Neil
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    Re: DIY Drum Scanner?

    Indeed; flying spot telecine using a raster generated on a cathode ray tube is (was) a common way of turning both still and moving images into TV signals.

    Regarding lasers, as discussed above - if...
  35. Re: What's the correct name for the big crank-up camera tables old studios used?

    While looking for something else, I found one currently for sale through www.the-saleroom.com - search for 'camera stand'.

    Neil
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    Re: DIY Drum Scanner?

    Yep, first thing to start with is the sensor/light source. And to start with I'd work in mono; three channels is just multiplication.

    Bruce, I suspect there may still be a need for a log amp...
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    Re: DIY Drum Scanner?

    Andreas, no offence understood or taken!

    Light sensors include:

    - photo resistors, where the resistance changes depending on the light falling on it. Pros - cheap. Cons - neither fast nor...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Funny you should say that, Willie - in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo a year or two back, I had an interesting discussion with the operators as to whether I needed a tripod ticket to use a monopod......
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    Re: DIY Drum Scanner?

    Call me a generalist, Andreas; I'm a software developer working on the bare metal for domestic products - but I also develop the hardware and previously developed deep-drilling robots for bore-hole...
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    Re: DIY Drum Scanner?

    Oddly enough, I was thinking about the very subject only this month (something to distract me from the day job)... and it occurred to me that the critical point of a drum scanner is, basically, an...
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